ÿHe chose the city of La Paz because the name meant peace, and when a stranger named Brent Markesson offered to take him sailing on a boat named Far Reacher, Dale believed he'd found the peach he was looking for.
Everything about Brent Markesson fascinated Dale - his boat, his lifestyle, and his dead wife. Then Markesson offered to hand it all over, and suddenly nothing was what it seemed - not the sailboat, not the woman, and especially not the murder.
Warning: This novel contains mature content that may disturb some readers.
Val Cameron's heroes and heroines fight evil - and sometimes they cross the line.Val knows the people she writes about and she understands their lives, whether they live in the wilderness or on inner city streets.
Warning: Val's stories and novels contain violence and sexually explicit scenes which may be disturbing to some readers.
Rachel sits in the hard chair nearest the door, long legs stretched out. As she listens, one hand toys with brown hair spilled over her shoulder. Violence in the air tonight. Four cold walls, vinyl floor covered with a circular braided rug. Two sofas. Two chairs. Six women.
The brunette named Hazel digs red nails into her palms. Head down, eyes closed. Short hair, dark frown for last week, her thirtieth birthday in the psych ward at St. Paul_s. Her head jerks and she glares at Alice on her right. _You ever want to kill a man with a gun?_
...Rachel has a gun.
A diverse collection of more than eighty selections, The Mexico Reader brings together poetry, folklore, fiction, polemics, photoessays, songs, political cartoons, memoirs, satire, and scholarly writing. Many pieces are by Mexicans, and a substantial number appear for the first time in English. Works by Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes are included along with pieces about such well-known figures as the larger-than-life revolutionary leaders Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata; there is also a comminiqué from a more recent rebel, Subcomandante Marcos. At the same time, the book highlights the perspectives of many others—indigenous peoples, women, politicians, patriots, artists, soldiers, rebels, priests, workers, peasants, foreign diplomats, and travelers.
The Mexico Reader explores what it means to be Mexican, tracing the history of Mexico from pre-Columbian times through the country’s epic revolution (1910–17) to the present day. The materials relating to the latter half of the twentieth century focus on the contradictions and costs of postrevolutionary modernization, the rise of civil society, and the dynamic cross-cultural zone marked by the two thousand-mile Mexico-U.S. border. The editors have divided the book into several sections organized roughly in chronological order and have provided brief historical contexts for each section. They have also furnished a lengthy list of resources about Mexico, including websites and suggestions for further reading.
Warning: This novel contains violence and sexually explicit scenes which may be disturbing to some readers.
When Cindy Parkers' fourteen-year-old body shows up in a dumpster, Fran Walters of the Organized Crimes Against Children Task Force knows that this isn't just a case of a teenage runaway reaching a tragic end. There is a mark on Cindy's body, a branding Fran knows well. Fran hits the ground running to track down the origins of the cult which abducts young girls and weaves their innocence into a fabric of prostitution and pornography. Fran knows she hasn't much time; another girl will soon be abducted, as they have every year on the 7th September. Fran knows because once she wore the brand of September 7.
September 7th ...
To save this year_s September 7th girl, Fran must find and destroy the man she knows as Uno. But someone else is hunting Fran_s prey, and although Jake Harrison has his own agenda, Fran needs his dangerous skills.
Banish the darkness ...When Harrison unknowingly leads Fran back into the nightmare of September 7, her memories threaten to destroy her. Desperately she fights free and tracks Uno to the cult_s headquarters on a remote Mexican mountaintop. There she battles Uno to rescue a young girl from the dark, and in defeating him, finally banishes her own darkness.
The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest).
“An inspirational and empowering read.”—Shailene Woodley
Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight.
Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love.
Rachel has a gun
When a group therapy client at the Gastown Women_s Center threatens to shoot her abuser, therapist Rachel McKenna defuses the violence with a session at the punching bag. There was a time when the fantasy of using her own gun to kill Lionel Richards was the only thing that kept Rachel together. She still has the revolver.
Annette has a dream
To Annette Brayton, seduced into sexual phone fantasies by loneliness and desperation, Lionel Richards is her knight on a white charger. But when Lionel marries Annette and takes her to live on a remote island, her fairy tale dissolves into terror.
Destroy Lionel Richards
Rachel struggles to destroy Lionel Richards before he destroys her, and to rescue the person who is most vulnerable_Lionel's daughter Diane. But Lionel has powers Rachel never suspected. To survive, she will need all the courage she can muster, and the help of a mysterious stranger she has no reason to trust.